Mainely Motorsports TV – April 15, 2015 – Show #411
story by Chris Roy
The 2013 PASS North Champion, Travis Benjamin of Morrill, Maine is gearing up for the PASS season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway, on April 18th. “My crew and I are really excited to get the 2015 season started at Oxford. Yes we have our car 95% done just need to put a set up in it.”
Travis has kept busy over the winter, “In the off season just working at Belfast Variety, playing some basketball and getting the go karts and car ready for the summer.”
Travis will be busy this season, “The plans for the Benjamin Motorsports race team this summer, is to run most if not all of the PASS Series we will also try to defend our title at the Re/Max 250 and we will be racing go karts as much as possible as well.”
Mainely Motorsports TV – March 25, 2015 – Show #408
Story by Evan Beaulieu
Anderson, SC – After a solid first outing in the #4 Woodman Racing Super Late Model, Joey Doiron made the trek down south once again for the second Pro All Stars Series South and the first in the PASS National championship at Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina. After working on the car’s handling throughout the day, the team got the car right for the feature. Doiron drove to the front and fought with eventual winner Ben Rowe for the win after contact while racing for the win lead to Doiron finishing the event in the sixth position.
“I’m proud of how far we came today, this car was really good at the beginning of the race,” Doiron said of his race, “I was racing with Ben (Rowe) and we were putting on a great race and unfortunately we just got together a little bit and it knocked our toe out, it was just hard racing for the win, that’s what people come here to see.” Read Full Article →
Greenbrier TN. (3/21) The CARS Tour for super late model and late model stock car racers has created a tremendous off season buzz in the southeast racing scene, and Aluminum Racing Products (AR Bodies) is pleased to be on board with awards for all CARS Tour competitors
AR Bodies will award product discount certificates to the fifth place finisher in every super late model and late model stock car feature; season ending awards include a complete “A” package body for the 2015 late model stock car titlist and a $1,000.00 product discount certificate for the 2015 super late model champion. Read Full Article →
WILLIAMSTON, SC (March 21) – 3-time Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National Champion Ben Rowe began his title defense in style with a thrilling win in Saturday night’s Peach Blossom Special for the PASS South Super Late Models at Anderson Motor Speedway. Rowe held off rookies Zane Smith and Jared Fryar to snap a winless streak dating back to November, 2013 when he won the North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway.
“It was cat-and-mouse the whole race and on the restart I got out in front, I was just trying to keep the 77 [Smith] 2-3 car lengths behind,” said Rowe, after his 9th career PASS South Super Late Model win. “We stayed here till 8:30 last night working on a skip we had in the engine and I can’t thank my guys enough. It took me by surprise when [Smith] got up on the outside, but it’s tough. These kids are pretty fun to race with and coming to the checkers like that was pretty cool.” Read Full Article →
MAINE VINTAGE RACE CAR ASSOCIATION/MAINE MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME
March 4, 2015
BERGGREN – BLOOD – JOHNSON – JONES – MACKINNON – NELSON – MAINE MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015
Augusta, Maine – Six individuals who had a major influence on motorsports in the State of Maine will be inducted into the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2015. Five of the future inductees are race winning drivers and the sixth member of the Class of 2015 is a multi-time championship car owner.
Bruce Elder, co-chairman of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, a Hall of Fame member and MVRCA vice-president, announced the names of the six individuals to make up the Class of 2015 recently.
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Story by Chris Roy
2014 Wiscasset Speedway Pro-Stock “Rookie of the Year”, Maggie Ferland, is getting ready for another season at Maine’s fastest track. “I will continue to race at Wiscasset that will be my home track for this year. I will also be traveling to other tracks in Maine and all over New England with Billy Penfold, my racing mentor. I will still be gaining more dirt experience at Volusia speedway in the spring and winter.”
So how has Maggie been keeping busy in the off season, she has been racing of course. “I have raced at Volusia Speedway in Florida. Volusia Speedway is a dirt track. I enjoy racing there and gaining experience, it is a lot different than asphalt. At school, I’ve been playing basketball and joining extra curriculums, such as the math team, art and the leadership club.” Read Full Article →
story by Chris Roy
Tasha Dyer, of Arrowsic, ME., will be back this season racing in the Super Streets Series, at Wiscasset Speedway. So what has the driver of the #32 car been doing in the off season? “Traveling the eastern seaboard, spending time with friends & family and getting ready for the 2015 racing season!”
Opening day at Wiscasset for the Super Streets in on April 18th, so is the 32 car all set for the green flag? “No, unfortunately. We’re just getting my new car out of the snow bank this weekend.”
The race divisions at Wiscasset Speedway are divided into two groups which alternating racing every other week. “Being a racer, my ideal schedule is to race every weekend. However, with the possibility of wrecking and having a life outside of racing, having the week in between every race gives us time to work on the car after a bad wreck and have some family time in between.” Read Full Article →
Waterbury, VT – American Canadian Tour officials have announced a New Champions Program for the ACT U.S. Tour in 2015. The program is a revival of the old New Champions point standings from the former ACT Pro Stock Tour in the 1980s and early 1990s.
The ACT New Champions Program will include any driver who has not won more than one ACT U.S., Série ACT or special ACT-sanctioned event prior to the start of the 2015 season and is approved by ACT. The program will award eligible drivers points and year-end monies based on a separate point system for each ACT U.S. point-counting event they attend and attempt to qualify for. A point fund has been established for this program.
Story by Chris Roy
11 year old Kate Re of Lovell, Maine is getting ready for the 2015 race season in the Junior Sportsman Division, at Richmond Karting Speedway. “I’m excited to start the racing season and am almost ready. The karts are mostly ready having participated in two motorsports shows this winter – Northeast Motorsports Expo and Racin’ Preview 2015. We still have some mechanical work to do but we are ready for the most part.”
Even in the off season, the Re race team has been gearing up for race new season. “We did a couple car shows in the off season, helping to support Richmond Karting Speedway. I’ve also done a lot of snowmobiling and we’ve been getting some new safety equipment for the upcoming season.” Read Full Article →
New Smyrna Beach, Florida – After competing in the Florida Governors Cup and the Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna late last year and early in 2015, the Derek Griffith race team were gearing up for their most successful speedweeks to date.
Unfortunately, after a lap one skirmish that left the No 12 Mom’s of Manchester Toyota Camry on the wrecker back in the pits, the young New Hampshire driver had a lot to think about.
“I hated what happened on lap one, Louie [Crew Chief Louie Mechalides] put such a good car under me, for us to get wrecked on lap one was terrible. Read Full Article →